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Charmouth Heritage Coast Centre

Lower Sea Lane, Charmouth, Bridport DT6 6LR, England
+44 1297 560772
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Excellent and interactive

We visited the centre and really enjoyed our experience. The children loved the fossils and... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Katie F
via mobile
Enthusiastic staff.

Free to enter Donation box at the door,Plenty of children in when we made a visit doing fossil... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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The Centre provides information on fossils, fossil hunting and the local coastal and marine wildlife. Facilities at the centre include interactive computers, hands on displays, marine tanks and a video microscope, all of which can help you to discover more about our stretch of the coastline. You will always find a helpful warden or volunteer who can help you identify your fossil finds. The Centre also has disabled access. Our Jurassic Theatre shows a short film on 'The Jurassic Coast and Finding fossils at Charmouth' (adults £1, children 50p). We also have a shop stocked with books for all levels, including some of our own publications, toys and souvenirs. Throughout the year we run guided fossil hunting walks and rockpooling walks along the local coastline. The Centre also has an extensive education programme. For information about the activities we have to offer to school groups please see our Primary Schools and Secondary Schools sections.
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“free entry” (11 reviews)
“helpful staff” (13 reviews)
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Lower Sea Lane, Charmouth, Bridport DT6 6LR, England
+44 1297 560772
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We visited the centre and really enjoyed our experience. The children loved the fossils and everyone was very helpful

Thank Katie F
Reviewed 3 days ago

Free to enter Donation box at the door,Plenty of children in when we made a visit doing fossil related activities .They also organise walks to educate the importance of the fossil coast and the damage some may cause.Just a good education centre well run by...More

Thank mckpostie
Reviewed 4 days ago

A good time even if the weather is not good. Friendly staff and lots to see and do we had a ten year old and a four year old. Both had interactive activities the biggest attraction was a huge fossil that said please touch. Fantastic...More

Thank Cheryl L
Reviewed 1 week ago

This child friendly centre kept my 8 year old grandson entertained, interested, and happy for a good 1-2 hours. He took in all the information available and used it to great advantage on our fossil hunt on the beach. Where we both found numerous fossils....More

Thank tonymale21
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Enjoyable! Disabled access too via a ramp at the back. Helpful people and lots for families to do and for children to interact with.

Thank Hayley L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Daughter loved it in here, fossils and bones to see and touch. History of the Jurassic coast to read and watch about. There is also a cafe and clean toilets, which is always a must with little one...

Thank Lisaandtony44
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you can't book on an organised walk (need to book a few days or a week in advance in holidays), this is the place to come before you go fossil hunting so you know what to look for and do. We also did a...More

Thank Hana S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited the heritage centre for a great introductory talk and then went on a guided fossil hunt. Brilliant fun for everyone and the children learned loads.

Thank Sophieweston
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited on a very wet early August morning. The staff were friendly and helpful. We watched the video which provides a short history and tips on finding fossils. The array of fossils on display kept children interested.

Thank Shazjules
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went on the Sunday afternoon fossil walk organised by the Heritage Centre. Would highly recommend. The rangers were friendly, helpful and so knowledgeable.

Thank K W
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Ken A
19 August 2017|
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Response from Jo P | Reviewed this property |
We went earlier in the year and there were no restrictions. it's not rocky all over the beach and our dogs loved it. Plenty of room for running around especially when the tide was out.
June D
3 August 2015|
Response from CharmouthHeritage | Property representative |
Hi June, There is a book on sale in the centre that has all the tide times and the daily tide times are up in the centre. All the tide times websites I have looked for online are different to the tide times in the book we... More